Blind Idiot God Sign With Paperclip Agency In The Netherlands
European Tour Dates Planned For 2015-2016
New Album, Before Ever After, Co-Produce by Bill Laswell
With Original Artwork By Seldon Hunt Out Now
July 15th, 2015 (Brooklyn, NY) — Indivisible Music announces that Blind Idiot God has signed on with Dutch booking agency, Paperclip. Agency heads, Rob Berends and Hilde Spille, are working on festival and tour dates all over Europe for late 2015 through 2016.
The band has always received huge accolades from European press, most recently The Wire UK called the band’s new record “sound as physical force.” NME wrote “They’re post-everything in the best sense of the term.” Melody Maker stated “Blind Idiot God are worthy of cult status.”
Band co-founder Andy Hawkins explains, “Paperclip booked Blind Idiot God’s first tours in Europe starting in the ’80s while we were on SST. We still get positive feedback from people who came to those shows. The band’s focus on a powerful, particular sound has increased over the years so if feels good knowing we’ll be able to connect with those fans again. We anticipate high quality bookings with Paperclip handling us – which is great, since we’re itchin’ to get back to Europe and unleash!”
Paperclip Agency‘s Rob Berends adds, “My aim is to bring the band back to Europe for a series of tours covering the entire continent, putting them in front of the largest possible audiences. European capitals, cult venues and a wide variety of festivals are the places the band should perform. We will help get them there.”
Blind Idiot God is Andy Hawkins on guitar; Tim Wyskida (Khanate, Jodis, Plotkin & Wyskida) on drums; Will Dahl on bass (though founding member Gabe Katz plays bass on the album). The band has shared the stage with artists like John Zorn (a collaborator who released their third album on Avant Records), Helmet, Black Flag, The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Die Kreuzen, Don Caballero, Jesus Lizard, Napalm Death, HR, Eekamouse among many others.
Although Before Ever After is the band’s first release in over twenty years — live and on the recording, they continue their deep exploration of heavy, funk and dub sounds. Respected music publications including Noisey/Vice, Pitchfork, Talk House, New Noise, and many others have all featured the band, exploring their story and sound. Three songs from the new album are featured on the soundtrack of the VHI documentary film about Napster titled, Downloaded, starring Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher and directed by Alex Winter (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Lost Boys, Freaked). The band plays regularly in New York where they are based.
ABOUT INDIVISIBLE MUSIC
Indivisible Music is helmed by Andy Hawkins and is based in Brooklyn, NY. The label was established in 2014 “to promote that which cannot be divided, the elemental idea of music for its own sake. Guiding the elemental idea of music through all obstacles, physical or otherwise. The end of genre or classification, recondite musical knowledge declassified for direct effect.”
Visit the label online at indivisiblemusic.com.
ABOUT PAPERCLIP AGENCY
Paperclip Agency is an independent, Netherlands-based talent agency which Rob Berends started in 1981 with Hilde Spille joining in 1995. They soon became the first agency outside the UK that booked full European tours for contemporary pop/rock artists on a regular basis. With Europe as its main territory, Paperclip Agency operates internationally with artists from a wide range of musical styles including rock to electro, world to alternative and roots to avant-garde. Artists worked for in the past include The Feelies, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soul Asylum, Pere Ubu, Jeff Mills, Femi Kuti, Dead Moon, Boxhead Ensemble, The Walkabouts, and many more.
Visit them online at paperclip-agency.com.
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